I think I'll try and do the first video chat of the new year tomorrow evening.
Sorry I've not been organised about this folks.
American gods se03ep1
I heartily approve of the new gods being led by electra ubundance. #americangods
A long shot, because Masto seems to be a magical place where long shots work: does anyone want old copies of Cycling UK magazine from the past few years? Will post (within the UK) if you either refund me the postage or donate the equivalent to a charity of your choice.
Otherwise I'll just put them in the recycling.
#solarpunk Mushrooms can be used to remove plastics and heavy metals from soil, common oyster mushrooms can help counteract the effects of an oil spill. Mushrooms are an integral part of healing the biosphere from the ravages of capitalism. https://fungi.com/blogs/articles/the-petroleum-problem This book is worth getting your hands on.
UK, trans, passports, -
Here we go again! The UK gov't intends to out trans people applying for a new passport.
"In a response to an initiative to prevent registered sex offenders hiding their new identities, the Home Office stated '.. we intend to also amend our existing Home Office guidance so that only enrolled deed polls (through the Royal Courts of Justice) are accepted as a proof of name change.'"
"Enrolling a deed poll is an arcane process that results in the address, previous name and new name of the applicant being published in The Gazette (the official public record) This means that if a transgender person wishes to change their name on their passport or driving licence or other government issued documentation, they will need to put their gender status and address in the public record.
Transgender people will thus have a Hobson’s choice: they either keep their driving licence and passport in their old name and out themselves whenever they use it or they out themselves permanently."
"At the moment this shocking proposal is at an early stage and we have seen that if a sufficiently loud fuss is made the government will listen. Write to your MP! Write newspaper articles! Post about this on social media! Don’t let the government remove people’s rights by stealth."
i watched an hour long interview with Judith Butler and i am absolutely blown away. i recognise that Judith is often critcised and rightfully so, but this interview alone was overwhelmingly positive. it's a massive reassurance to me to have such a prominent figure speak in support of being nonbinary—my gender identity—with such philosophical and scientific knowledge, conviction, and passion.
London based gay Bear. Solarpunk, Pagan
Huge geek into Doctor Who, transformers, steven universe, Discworld, rivers of London books, and much more.
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